rain significado, rain definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( rains    plural & 3rd person present)   ( raining    present participle)   ( rained    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Rain is water that falls from the clouds in small drops.  
also the N  
I hope you didn't get soaked standing out in the rain...     
2       n-plural   In countries where rain only falls in certain seasons, this rain is referred to as the rains.  
usu the N  
...the spring, when the rains came...     
3       verb   When rain falls, you can say that it is raining.  
It was raining hard, and she hadn't an umbrella.      it V  
4       verb   If someone rains blows, kicks, or bombs on a person or place, the person or place is attacked by many blows, kicks, or bombs. You can also say that blows, kicks, or bombs rain on a person or place.  
The police, raining blows on rioters and spectators alike, cleared the park...      V n on n  
Rockets, mortars and artillery rounds rained on buildings.      V on n  
      Rain down means the same as rain., phrasal verb  
Fighter aircraft rained down high explosives...      V P n (not pron)  
Grenades and mortars rained down on Dubrovnik.      V P on n  
5    If you say that someone does something rain or shine, you mean that they do it regularly, without being affected by the weather or other circumstances.  
rain or shine      phrase  
Frances took her daughter walking every day, rain or shine.      rain off      phrasal verb   If a sports game is rained off, it has to stop, or it is not able to start, because of rain.  
Most of the games have been rained off.      be V-ed P  
...a rained-off cricket match.      V-ed P  
in AM, use rain out      rain out      phrasal verb   If a sports game is rained out, it has to stop, or it is not able to start, because of rain.  
Saturday's game was rained out.      be V-ed P  
in BRIT, use rain off     

acid rain     
Acid rain is rain polluted by acid that has been released into the atmosphere from factories and other industrial processes. Acid rain is harmful to the environment.      n-uncount  
rain check        ( rain checks    plural  )
1       n-sing   If you say you will take a rain check on an offer or suggestion, you mean that you do not want to accept it now, but you might accept it at another time.  
Can I take a rain check on that?     
2       n-count   A rain check is a free ticket that is given to people when an outdoor game or event is stopped because of rain or bad weather, so that they can go to it when it is held again.  
rain-swept      , rainswept  
A rain-swept place is a place where it is raining heavily.      adj   ADJ n  
He looked up and down the rain-swept street.     
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1    cloudburst, deluge, downpour, drizzle, fall, precipitation, raindrops, rainfall, showers  
2    deluge, flood, hail, shower, spate, stream, torrent, volley  
3    bucket down     (informal)   come down in buckets     (informal)   drizzle, fall, pelt (down), pour, rain cats and dogs     (informal)   shower, teem  
4    deposit, drop, fall, shower, sprinkle  
5    bestow, lavish, pour, shower  

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Consulte también:

rain out, rain check, rain off, acid rain

purple rain n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.

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rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
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